Printed on Sat Oct 01 2022 7:50:50 AM

Ways to get rid of phlegm in the chest

National Desk
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If there is any kind of infection in the lungs, there is no chance to ignore it. Because a little carelessness can cause a serious danger. Keeping our lungs healthy is important for our well-being and normal breathing.

Cough can accumulate in the lungs due to various viral causes. Infection of these viruses is more noticeable in winter.

If you have a disease like bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it is important to get the phlegm out of the lungs. Increased phlegm can also lead to infections like pneumonia. The Coronavirus pandemic is not over yet, and there is still winter. At this time the risk of lung infection is higher.

Symptoms such as shortness of breath, sore throat, heaviness in the chest, whooping cough, and respiratory infections may also occur when the phlegm accumulates in the chest.

If not treated in time, further complications can occur. There are a few ways you can follow at home before going to the doctor. This will make it easier to get rid of phlegm. Let's find out the home remedies for chest congestion-

Eucalyptus oil is especially effective in reducing cough and relieving phlegm. This oil can be massaged directly on the chest. Use a few drops of eucalyptus oil to get rid of phlegm in the nose and chest. Take a bath by mixing this oil with lukewarm water. It will benefit.

Raw turmeric is also useful to remove phlegm accumulated in the chest. Squeeze the raw turmeric juice and wait for a while with a few drops in the throat. You can gargle by mixing turmeric juice in lukewarm water. Turmeric contains an active compound called curcumin, which helps to dissolve phlegm. This herb has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Which works to relieve coughs and colds.

Eat plenty of hot liquid foods. This will easily get rid of the accumulated phlegm in the lungs. Drinking hot liquids works to dissolve phlegm. It can help loosen the chest and nasal mucus. You can eat hot water, soup, green tea, etc.

Hot water vapor can help to get rid of phlegm accumulated in the chest. Pour hot water into a bowl. Then place a towel on your head to trap steam around your face. You can take steam until you get relief. If you feel too much heat, remove the towel.

This is one of the most effective ways to get rid of phlegm in the chest. Mix salt and light hot water together and gargle with it. This will remove the phlegm accumulated in the chest, as well as work to relieve sore throat, cough, and fever.

Honey may be more effective than medicine in relieving cough, says research.

Drink honey mixed with lukewarm water to loosen the accumulated phlegm in the lungs. You can also mix honey with ginger juice.

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